The Devil Desert / Shaitan Al Saharaa

  • Release Date: 1954
  • Type: Featured
  • Run time: 110 Minutes
  • Directed by: Youssef Chahine
  • Produced by: Al Intissar Films
  • Screenplay: Hussein Helmy Al Mohandess
  • Cast: Mariam Fakhreddin, Omar Al Sharif, Loula Sedky, Abdel Ghany Qamar, Tawfeek Al Daqn, Fardous Mohamed, Adly Kasseb, Hamdy Gheith
  • Cinematography: Alvise Orfanelli
  • Art direction: Maher Abdel Nour
  • Costume design: Mohamed Marei
  • Music: Fouad Al Zahery
  • Sound: Charles Fosklo
  • Subtitles: English

Essam is a young bedouin who discovers the tyranny of his tribe's ruler and decides to overthrow him. Using trickery, he sneaks into the royal court, gains the king’s trust and becomes his consultant. A gypsy falls in love with him but discovers he is in love with another woman and exposes him to the king.